Fresh off the presses from Chicago comes the USMNT roster for Coach Klinsmann’s January camp. Set to begin on January 3, the camp will initially take place in Phoenix before heading to the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles for a week and then returning to Phoenix. The USMNT will face Venezuela on January 21 and head to Panama City four days later for a match against Panama.
Players of note on the 20 man roster include Ricardo Clark and Benny Feilhaber, who are appearing for the Yanks for the first time in over a year. Included on the roster are players from 12 different MLS clubs including Brek Shea (FC Dallas) and Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), who has made remarkable improvement in his play under Klinsmann. Omar Gonzalez, a former Maryland Terrapin, will be joining the squad in Arizona after an MLS season in which he was named Defender of the Year.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION – Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (7): Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), A.J. DeLaGarza (LA Galaxy), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), George John (FC Dallas), Zach Loyd (FC Dallas), Michael Parkhurst (FC Nordsjaelland), Heath Pearce (Chivas USA)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Ricardo Clark (Eintracht Frankfurt), Benny Feilhaber (New England Revolution), Jeff Larentowicz (Colorado Rapids), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (4): Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Teal Bunbury (Sporting Kansas City), C.J. Sapong (Sporting Kansas City), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)